‘Go back to CA’: Couple’s car, house vandalized

Despite the incident, the couple still loves Portland

The vandalism on Jessica Faraday's car as seen on July 2, 2017. (Courtesy photo: Jessica Faraday)
The vandalism on Jessica Faraday's car as seen on July 2, 2017. (Courtesy photo: Jessica Faraday)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A couple from California, who relocated to Portland 4 months ago, woke up Sunday to find their car and house vandalized.

Messages including “Get California out of Portland” and “Move back” were spray painted across Jessica Faraday and Preston Page’s car and house.

Their car was also keyed.

The couple filed a police report, however, they said they have an idea who may have tagged their property.

The outside of the couple's Northeast Portland home after it was vandalized, July 2, 2017. (KOIN)
The outside of the couple’s Northeast Portland home after it was vandalized, July 2, 2017. (KOIN)

Faraday and Page said they were backing out of their driveway Saturday when they got into a road rage incident with another driver in their Northeast Portland neighborhood. The driver began to yell at them, saying “go back to California.”

The couple said they assume the vandalism was in retaliation for Saturday’s incident.

Page told KOIN 6 News they have redone everything since moving in and had just repainted the outside of their home 2 weeks ago.

The neighborhood is relatively quiet and some neighbors have lived in the area for 20-30 years, according to Page, who said he was shocked to find their property vandalized.

The couple's door after it was vandalized, July 2, 2017. (KOIN)
The couple’s door after it was vandalized, July 2, 2017. (KOIN)

“I’m definitely surprised someone would go this far,” he said.

Despite the incident, the couple said they still love Portland and are happy they moved to the city.

“Portland is fantastic,” Page said. “You can’t argue with this place.”